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U.S. Air Force Environmental Assessment, Add To and Alter Type III Hydrant Fueling System, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

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The 72 ABW is proposing to replace the Type III hydrant fueling system that supports 552nd Air Control Wing 552 ACW, 76th Maintenance Wing 76 MXW, and transient aircraft serviced north of the taxiways at Tinker AFB. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to efficiently provide and convey clean, dry fuel to all fueling points in support of 552 ACW, 76 MXW and transient aircraft assigned to Tinker AFB. The Proposed Action is needed to provide a reliable Type III hydrant fueling system to fuel the 552 ACW E-3 and other depot aircraft in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The Proposed Action is needed to Comply with Section of Air Force Handbook 32-1084 Facility Requirements that necessitates a hydrant fueling system for aircraft with a total tank capacity exceeding 76,000 liters 20,000 gallons. The 552 ACW is the only combat organization that does not have the capability to fuel a majority of its aircraft with a hydrant system. Reduce the amount of time needed for fueling and defueling of aircraft at Tinker AFB. Eliminate congestion during the fueling and defueling process at the existing hydrant fueling area The Proposed Action to replace the Type III hydrant fueling system at Tinker AFB was evaluated in this EA. Environmental resources evaluated in this impact analysis are air quality cultural resources geologic resources and soils, hazardous wastes and materials and water resources floodplains and wetlands.

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  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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